Sony Announces New PS3 Console with Bigger Hard Drive, Bigger Price Tag

With plenty of time to spare for the upcoming holiday shopping season, Sony said it has gone and answered the cries of its gamers who apparently wanted nothing more than to be able to buy a 320GB PlayStation console in standalone form. Now you can, so long as you have the requisite funds ($350).

"The digital distribution trend is undeniably gaining momentum, and we here at PlayStation are committed to providing you with the hardware you need to support as much downloadable media as possible," Sony stated in a blog post. "The 320GB PS3 system, which will retail for $349.99, has the largest storage capacity of any next-gen console and will continue to provide the same high-quality gaming that PlayStation fans have come to expect. For only $50 more, you get twice the storage capacity of the 160GB system."

$350 is a serious investment for a standalone console, though Sony makes a good point about the doubling of capacity for $50. That's great for digital packrats, but won't come as much consolation to those who simply want to game without spending several hundred dollars.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you be wiling to pay $350 for a 320GB PS3?
acarzt 4 years ago

i'm happy with my older 80GB PS3, no need for the 320. I don't store anything on my PS3 other than saves anyway.

3vi1 4 years ago

@Acartz: You can upgrade the hard drive in your existing PS3 - Any 2.5" SATA will do.

animatortom 4 years ago


Ther are 2TB drives out now for under 90 bucks! If they are doing us such a big favor then why dont they put in a 1TB drive or at least one with a 320GB SSD:P

I guess I will keep holding off!

der meister 4 years ago

^for 3.5 drives yes.

I am going to upgrade my 60 gig eventually to a 500 black but I have yet to really fill my 60

AKwyn 4 years ago

I think people can upgrade their Playstation 3's to contain 1TB drives, this is just for the uninitiated.

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